Cerebrospinal Fluid Massage (CSFM) is a powerful, revolutionary new massage procedure. The clinical objective of "CSFM" is to free up the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the cerebrospinal axis comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The effect is totally distinct from any other type of massage procedure.
Dr. Don Glassey, LMT, Founder of Cerebrospinal Fluid Technique (CSFT), developed the "CSFM" procedure by studying the effect of various Swedish Massage strokes on CSF flow. Drawing upon his experience, knowledge and expertise as the Developer of "CSFT", Dr. Glassey has applied the principles of "CSFT", and the science of impeded CSF circulation to Swedish Massage. It is Dr. Glassey's revolutionary theory that CSF is the fluid of life, life force (Ki, Chi, Prana) of the body.
The "CSFM procedure" uses variations of the major categories of Swedish massage strokes including effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement. These Swedish massage stroke variations emphasize certain parameters: a specific amount of pressure, pace of the stroke, and a designated angle when applying the stroke. These guidelines are designed to free up areas of impeded CSF circulation around the cerebrospinal axis. The procedure also addresses massaging particular muscles whose action facilitates the CSF pumping mechanisms, as well as certain spinal, cranial, and other muscles.
The sole purpose and objective of "CSFM" is to "awaken" the flow of the CSF to release the healing power of the body. This procedure facilitates the CSF through a variety of practitioner-friendly massage strokes to induce optimum circulation.
Massage" procedure is featured in the recently published McGraw-Hill new
1,000 page massage/bodywork textbook entitled "New Foundations in
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork" by Saeger and Brown in the
"Modalities" Section, and is available through Barnes and Noble or
"CSF is the great river of life in the body."
Founder of Osteopathy
"CSF is the liquid medium for the Breath of Life."
Randolph Stone, D.C., D.O.
Founder of Polarity Therapy
Hear what practitioners are saying about "CSFM"
Attending Dr. Glassey's CSFM class is refreshing, entertaining, super informational, affordable, & best of all you can use your knowledge immediately! I started practicing CSFM the next day on my family & any clients receptive to the idea. Excellent feedback, some shifts for people right away, & everyone loved how they felt for several days after! Absolutely LOVE this technique.
-Lori Dugan LMT 35283
"Dr. Don Glassey's unique, scientifically based work (Cerebrospinal Fluid Massage) is a joy to receive."
-Candace Pert, Ph.D.
Author of "Molecules of Emotion" and featured in the film "What the Bleep"
"A soothing, unwinding and unique procedure. The CSF Massage offers a touch, which guides the body and mind to an integrative rhythm."
-Kandy Love, MS, LMT
Director of Health & Harmony Yoga and
Massage Center, and 1994 Massage
Therapist of the Year
"The CSF Massage merges cutting edge science with the 'CSFT' technique to release cerebrospinal fluid restrictions. The results are immediate and unforgettable."
-Bill Nelson, MS, LMT
Instructor of Anatomy and Physiology,
and Massage at Florida Academy of Massage
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Dr. Don Glassey, M.S.W., D.C., L.M.T.